Destiny’s massive Vault of Glass raid currently does not feature matchmaking and is designed for a full team of six players, leaving a lot of people unable to partake because their friends simply aren’t on at the right time or because they don’t know enough people still playing the game.
Bungie’s reasoning behind the lack of matchmaking has been that the Raid really needs a team of six people working together completely in order to beat it. It’s a valid point, yet doesn’t negate the fact that optional matchmaking would still be most welcome.
But now, following several stories of six-man teams meeting each other just outside of the entry point to the Vault, Bungie have stated they are looking into possibly including matchmaking.
“You don’t need to sell us too hard on the value of Matchmaking at Bungie. It’s something we helped to pioneer. Yet, we understand its limitations. In the recipe of a Bungie game, Matchmaking has always contributed the ingredient of a team built to play one match of competitive multiplayer. As you’ve probably witnessed in recent weeks (or years), many of those fresh allies have failed to go the distance together.
“The Raid was designed for solid teams of killers who have made a commitment to solve a dense and explosive riddle. Most of the raiding parties who have emerged victorious from the Vault of Glass have sworn that one weak link would have doomed their chain. There have been other stories, of course. We’ve heard tell of Guardians who met each other just outside the door that leads into that vault. Strange tales have reached our ears – tales of total strangers who have banded together to see the Raid all the way through to a triumphant finale.
“Those stories surprise us, but the players of our games always have. The best I can do to answer your question is to let you know that you’ve been heard. We’re having conversations about how Matchmaking might support the more challenging activities in Destiny. It’s a start. Keep sounding off about it, and maybe someday some matchmade Fireteam mates will hear you, too.”
The wording also suggests that Bungie might include matchmaking for Daily Story Missions, Weekly Heroic Strikes and Nightfall Strikes as well.
Well, I might finally get to tackle the Vault of Glass.